Panic in the Streets

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Panic in the Streets

new orleans, louisiana race against time outbreak noir public health plague

Panic in the Streets

Release Date: July 27, 1950

Year    :   1950
Slogan    :   «THE SCREEN'S GREATEST EXCITEMENT OF THE YEAR!»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller, Crime
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Elia Kazan
Producers    :   Sol C. Siegel
Writers    :   Edward Anhalt, Richard Murphy, Daniel Fuchs, Edna Anhalt
RunTime    :   96 mins.

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...


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